AVIXA’s Newest Women’s Council Group Open its Doors in Orlando


AVIXA’s Women’s Council began five years ago, and even from its inception, entered the Pro AV industry with overwhelming support. Well-beyond the bare minimum of 25 AVIXA members went to the organization with an idea for a group that would elevate, educate and connect women with opportunities in the industry. Three years later in 2016, the Women’s Council took the next step; two volunteers within the organization pitched the idea of local Women’s Council groups, formed in order to reach Pro AV women and supporters of women, beyond just the yearly InfoComm conference and Women’s Council Breakfast. The idea, once again, was met with resounding enthusiasm, and after an inspiring call to action during InfoComm 2018, the number of local councils has doubled in under three months.

The most recent local group to join the ranks is the Orlando Group; joining us on the Pro AV podcast to explain their inspiration for starting the group is Alison Maxson, senior manager of marketing and communications for Absen, and Ashley Dorst, marketing associate for Evolve Media Group.

“How do we continue these conversations? The best source to do that is to start generating city or regional groups,” Maxson said.

They explain why Orlando, with its numerous and ever-growing tourist destinations, is the ideal place for diversity in Pro AV, and some of the more timely progress and challenges women are facing in the industry.

For the latest news, videos, and podcasts in the Pro AV Industry, be sure to subscribe to our industry publication.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Twitter – @ProAVMKSL
Facebook – facebook.com/marketscale
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/company/marketscale

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!


home valuation
Zillow’s Not a Real Estate Agent. Don’t Rely On It To Find Your Home Valuation
June 1, 2023

In the dynamic landscape of real estate, home valuation is a delicate process requiring not just data, but a deep understanding of unique property features and market trends. Platforms like Zillow offer a numerical estimate based on comps or square footage but can fail to capture the essence of a home, from interior renovations […]

Read More
housing market
Can You Find Your Home Sweet Home in This Unpredictable Housing Market?
June 1, 2023

In the fluctuating landscape of the current unpredictable housing market, potential homebuyers are navigating high mortgage rates, volatile economic conditions, housing changes and a tightening inventory. Home prices have shown a slight decline with the median existing-home sales price dropping 0.9% to $375,700 in March compared to a year ago. It’s the second month […]

Read More
Affordable Care Act
Legal Battles and Uncertainty Surrounding Affordable Care Act’s Preventative Services Coverage
June 1, 2023

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has faced numerous legal challenges since its inception, leaving its future uncertain.  Texas’s courts recently overturned insurance provider coverage requirements for certain preventative health services, altering the landscape of coverage. However, a higher court has now blocked that overturning order, reinstating insurers’ obligation to cover those services. While not all […]

Read More